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A style guide to selling your home

A style guide to selling your home

There’s an old saying that first impressions last and nothing could be truer when it comes to presenting your property for sale. That means ensuring the interior is tidy, presentable and as neutral as possible while the exterior needs to be attractive, well-maintained and as clean as possible.

While the former is obvious, the latter can prove crucial as many potential investors are likely to drive or walk past your home before deciding whether or not to book an appointment to inspect it more thoroughly.

Your property is almost always just one in a very long list of properties a buyer will take a look at, making it even more vital that they see it in the best possible light with the best features shown off to maximum potential. 

The more desirable your property appears on that first visit, the better your final price is likely to be and the faster you are likely to conclude a sale. What follows is a simple style guide, highlighting what potential buyers will want to see when they look around your home before thinking about making it theirs. 

Most home sellers will identify three key presentation factors that will show your property at its best are to make sure that it is clean, tidy and well-maintained. 

Decorating

When it comes to decoration, there is no doubting the fact that people have different tastes, different approaches and simply put the more neutral you can make your home appear the better it is once it goes on the market. 

Paintings or mirrors can help fill blank walls, while vases filled with fresh flowers or well-kept plants add to a homely feel without appearing too personal. Items such as family photos or odd collections should be packed away, both to ensure the buyer can imagine themselves living there and to get a head start on your own move away.

One of the best pieces of advice we can give is to build a pinterest board of the colour and interior schemes you could have in your house before you start decorating. 

Look at things such as pinterest style guides where you can break down each room into a colour choice and anything that can bring out the furnishings in a room; it’s also handy to have in mind that anything you purchase now can be used in your new home. 

Maximise space

Single beds will maximise the space in smaller bedrooms, while items such as outdoor furniture show a potential investor how they might use the area. Be sure to cut the grass and clean any path ways in order to create the best possible first impression.

Use storage solutions such as any space available under the stairs or even the garage to remove larger items and make the rooms really stand out for the space available. Sometimes, taking down large pictures can actually work against you, so you may want to scope each room individually and itemise what is being stored or kept in a room. 
Keep it clean

Give the property a good clean both inside and out to make it appear like an ideal place to like, and don’t forget to clear away any clutter that has accumulated in living spaces in order to showcase them properly.

A clean home was ranked in the top 5 selling factors in 2014 in a national poll. It goes to show how important it is to keep things well maintained and  clean in your home for a sale. 

DIY

A property that appears well looked after has far more appeal than one that has been allowed to fall into disrepair, so take care of any minor issue like leaking taps or broken door handles before opening your home to potential buyers.

Simple fixes such as a lick of paint on the skirting board to even replacing bulbs can make the home stand out, even if marginally against other homes in the area. 

For more information on the style needed for a smooth selling process, visit the Jet Homes website.

A style guide to selling your home

There’s an old saying that first impressions last and nothing could be truer when it comes to presenting your property for sale. That means ensuring the interior is tidy, presentable and as neutral as possible while the exterior needs to be attractive, well-maintained and as clean as possible.

While the former is obvious, the latter can prove crucial as many potential investors are likely to drive or walk past your home before deciding whether or not to book an appointment to inspect it more thoroughly.

Your property is almost always just one in a very long list of properties a buyer will take a look at, making it even more vital that they see it in the best possible light with the best features shown off to maximum potential. 

The more desirable your property appears on that first visit, the better your final price is likely to be and the faster you are likely to conclude a sale. What follows is a simple style guide, highlighting what potential buyers will want to see when they look around your home before thinking about making it theirs. 

Most home sellers will identify three key presentation factors that will show your property at its best are to make sure that it is clean, tidy and well-maintained. 

Decorating

When it comes to decoration, there is no doubting the fact that people have different tastes, different approaches and simply put the more neutral you can make your home appear the better it is once it goes on the market. 

Paintings or mirrors can help fill blank walls, while vases filled with fresh flowers or well-kept plants add to a homely feel without appearing too personal. Items such as family photos or odd collections should be packed away, both to ensure the buyer can imagine themselves living there and to get a head start on your own move away.

One of the best pieces of advice we can give is to build a pinterest board of the colour and interior schemes you could have in your house before you start decorating. 

Look at things such as pinterest style guides where you can break down each room into a colour choice and anything that can bring out the furnishings in a room; it’s also handy to have in mind that anything you purchase now can be used in your new home. 

Maximise space

Single beds will maximise the space in smaller bedrooms, while items such as outdoor furniture show a potential investor how they might use the area. Be sure to cut the grass and clean any path ways in order to create the best possible first impression.

Use storage solutions such as any space available under the stairs or even the garage to remove larger items and make the rooms really stand out for the space available. Sometimes, taking down large pictures can actually work against you, so you may want to scope each room individually and itemise what is being stored or kept in a room. 
Keep it clean

Give the property a good clean both inside and out to make it appear like an ideal place to like, and don’t forget to clear away any clutter that has accumulated in living spaces in order to showcase them properly.

A clean home was ranked in the top 5 selling factors in 2014 in a national poll. It goes to show how important it is to keep things well maintained and  clean in your home for a sale. 

DIY

A property that appears well looked after has far more appeal than one that has been allowed to fall into disrepair, so take care of any minor issue like leaking taps or broken door handles before opening your home to potential buyers.

Simple fixes such as a lick of paint on the skirting board to even replacing bulbs can make the home stand out, even if marginally against other homes in the area. 

For more information on the style needed for a smooth selling process, visit the Jet Homes website.

 

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